Divisions rock war veterans

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Fresh cracks have emerged in the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) where secretary general Victor Matemadanda has come under attack for holding meetings without the consent of members. The post Divisions rock war veterans appeared first on Nehanda Radio. Source: Nehanda Radio

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Confusion over war vets congress

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By Blessings Mashaya Internal strife within the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) is escalating with confusion surfacing on when the congress to choose the new leadership will be held. Douglas Mahiya, Christopher Mutsvangwa (centre) and Victor Matemadanda (right) during a press conference in Harare. (Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images) The Christopher Mutsvangwa-led executive was elected in November 2014, taking over from Jabulani Sibanda, who was kicked out in the run-up to the Zanu PF congress of the same year.. The current executive’s term is set to end this year…

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Mnangagwa power base weakened

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By Fungi Kwaramba The ugly fights emerging within the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) are weakening President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s power base since ex-combatants played a key role in his ascendance to the throne. President Emmerson Mnangagwa While it was the Zimbabwe Defence Forces which orchestrated Mnangagwa’s rise to power through a soft coup in November last year, it was the war veterans — through ZNLWVA — who did the groundwork under the leadership of the now under-fire Chris Mutsvangwa. The former liberation war fighters have, however, been exchanging harsh…

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Tycoon divides ex-combatants

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By Fungi Kwaramba President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s staunchest backers — the war veterans — are now divided over State capture allegations that have sucked in oil tycoon, Kudakwashe Tagwirei. President Mnangagwa consoles Mr Kudakwashe Tagwirei while flanked by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga before the burial of the businessman’s father, Sekuru Phineas Tagwirei, in Shurugwi yesterday. – (Picture by John Manzongo) While the chairperson of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) Christopher Mutsvangwa has been stinging in his criticism of the businessman whom he accused of capturing the top echelons…

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